Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Week in Review (December 18 - December 24)

Tuesday (14,006 steps) - Decided to run before the gym again. When the weather cooperates, it's a really nice loop!
Strength class after, two regular rounds and a lightning round. I'll be feeling that later.
Wednesday (16,488 steps) - Went to Berkeley Park for the monthly sunrise run. I was able to run the entire loop, although my 10 minute miles were by far the slowest. Thankfully, there was one gal that ran with me.

No Boulder run club because there was family dinner (pizza!) at A's school. She was inducted into National Junior Honor Society AND she had her second orchestra concert of the year (although first one for her since she moved into the advanced class).

Thursday (13,668 steps) - Core during lunch. Belmar run club! I ran with Mo and Colfax again. We stuck around for the presentation with Olympic marathoner Scott Fauble (and got burritos!)

Friday (17,944 steps) - Spent all day hoping the office would close early. With no end in sight, I went for a run at lunch - and it was actually REALLY good. Managed a 10K in about an hour, pretty much the fastest I have run in a million years.
After work I stopped by Berkeley to pick up somethings and chat with Phil. A and I went to Sweet Tomatoes for dinner, stopped by the liquor store to stock up for the long weekend.
Saturday (24,825 steps) - Runners Edge at South Table! We were not able to keep up with the fasties, and apparently none of us can read a map. We ended up running less than we wanted to, so Lisa & Alexa and I did another three miles on the plateau.

I got a nasty nosebleed with a few miles to go, so that was fun. Met up with Sheila, Pete, Janet for breakfast at Table Mountain Inn. Grocery store, shower, then up to Heather's house for friend's Christmas.
Sunday (22,724 steps) - Met up with Laura and Maureen to run in Waterton. I had hoped to run 10, but the early miles were tough. Laura kept running, and we turned around at 4 miles.

We found Becki Lynn on the way down!
Got Colfax out of the car and then did two miles in Chatfield, so I did get my 10 miles in after all.
Went to IHOP for pancakes, and Ben met up with us.
No recollection of the rest of the evening.
Monday (18,950 steps) - I had been watching the weather/CDOT app all morning to see if we would be able to drive up to Dillon to Ben's house. I had forgotten to turn off my weekday alarm, so I was up at 6. Went for a run, did laundry, dishes, showered, etc.
Got cleared to drive up, so we ordered Torchy's to eat on the way and left around 10. It was snowing pretty decently on the other side of the tunnel, so it was nice we didn't have to go too far. Spent the afternoon hanging out, took Pika for a walk, went to the store (and bought the most random items ever), hit up Outer Range Brewing, and ended up eating at a random place that was actually open.
We took alll the dogs for a walk

I'm a sucker for Shepherd's Pie!
Had a very hard time staying up because of alllll the beer. Watched a bunch of random movies - whatever happened to be on.

  • 128,05 steps
  • 42 miles run
  • 2 trips to the gym

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Week in Review (December 11 - December 17)

Tuesday (16,834 steps) - Woke up at the ungodly hour of 4 am. I don't know what's wrong with me that this happens. By 5 I hadn't fallen back asleep, so I went for a run. It was REALLY warm for December, and I regretted wearing Smartwool and a jacket. Balmy!!
Strength class with my trainer at lunch. He has been trying to find harder exercises for me since he thinks I'm not getting any benefit from "regular" stuff. Good class.
Left work a bit early to drive to Idaho Springs to meet Ben for dinner/drinks at Tommyknockers. Although I should be eating "better," I couldn't resist the "build your own" Mac n' Cheese, so I got mine with green chili pork. So delicious!!

Wednesday (19,710 steps) - Annual holiday lights run with Runners Edge! A walked with Janet and Pete and I ran with Mo and Colfax. Weather was perfect (again) - and we stuck around for a beer and nachos.

Thursday (14,413 steps) - Core class during lunch. Belmar run club - was bummed when I realized it was the Newton Ugly Sweater run and I totally didn't prepare for it. Ran my 5K with Mo and Colfax.

Friday (14,929 steps) - Jared sent me a text during lunch asking if I had brought clothes to run in - when I said yes, he said I should meet him and Sean for a run... so I did. Those boys are fast! It was fun to run with them, and it was a welcome surprise to have a beer after.
Still trying to figure out 1. my face and 2. why Jared is mooning Sean

Picked up A and went to BP to watch the Kilian Jornet Everest flick - it was pretty good! Quick aid station prep before bed.
Saturday (25,981 steps) - Runners Edge! David wasn't in town so our pace leaders got us out on time. I wasn't sure how far I wanted to run, but ended up doing 10 (and the fastest I have ever run on the Highline!)

Had to wait around a bit because A had my keys and had gone to breakfast with Pete and Janet. Once home, boiled and mashed potatoes, showered. Headed over to Kristin's house because her and Doug had offered me a VIP ticket to... BEER FESTIVUS!! We took a Lyft downtown (and unfortunately realized that there was also a Broncos game, so prices were high and traffic was awful). Looking back, I made some rookie mistakes and did not pace myself well.... it was SO MUCH FUN.

Amy, me & Holly
Lexa, Kristin and me
Got home around 5:45, grabbed A and headed down to Belmar for Second (actually this month was Third) Saturday. Dinner was amazing, and we stuck around playing Mexican Bingo, until I realized it was already 10 and we needed to get to bed.

Sunday (21,634 steps) - Was regretting that we had agreed to meet people for a run, but at least we had decided on 9, and not 8. Got to Kristin's house, met up with the gang and ran a fairly enjoyable 8 miles around the lake. Doug had prepared a pretty amazing breakfast for us all!

The rest of the day was some chores and a LOT of TV, with Torchy's thrown in because I never went to the store for groceries this week.
Monday (14,313 steps) - Wasn't sure what the plan for the evening was. I was either going to be going to Coohills for the Roost ugly sweater run (but having to leave early because A had Scouts), or Ben was going to be coming down. I decided to get my run in during lunch before taking core. It was actually a great run, even though it was interrupted by CDOT calling me about my tire claim... from September.
Ben wasn't going to be able to come down, so I did briefly stop by Coohills on my way home. Much smaller showing than in previous years!
I somehow got talked into watching Love Actually, and all my suspicious were correct - terrible movie!!


  • 127, 814 steps
  • 38.3 miles run
  • 3 trips to the gym (2 core, 1 strength)

Week in Review (July 9 - July 15)

Tuesday  (11,560 steps) - Peloton before going to work in the office. Cross training at lunch.  Wednesday  (17,583 steps) - Headed up to Lou...